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June 21, 2013

Colonization With Small Conidia Aspergillus Species Is Associated With Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome: A Two-Center Validation Study


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Aspergillus colonization is common after lung transplantation. Size of conidia may be important for the virulence of Aspergillus species. Weigt et al. performed a retrospective review of 780 lung transplant patients from two U.S. centers. Patients colonized with small conidia Aspergillus (but not large conidia species) had a significantly greater risk for developing bronchiolitis obliterans […]

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